I had Monday off for Family Day, yet still I spent part of the day in the library… taking “professional” pictures amid the book stacks.
Having photos of yourself taken where you are trying very hard to look studious, professional and well-meaning can be an awkward endeavour, but a necessary one all the same. This [...]
Early bird registration is open until October 20, 2011 for the Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop.
The event will be held at the University of Alberta- Augustana Campus in Camrose, AB on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
I attended last year and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of speakers and activities. This year’s [...]
Personal branding? Social networking? A waste of time?
In the most basic sense, LinkedIn is a social networking site much like Facebook that is geared toward a professional audience. Since a lot of librarians are on there, I thought it might be useful to flesh out some of the advantages and disadvantages of [...]
ETA October 2011: Ning has less zing since it has become a pay site.
Last winter, I took the lead on developing a prototypical social network on Ning.com (MLIS2.0) for a class project. Since then, I have had a strong affection for this Web 2.0 service. Imagine making your own Facebook-like networking site on [...]
If you’re working in the library world, then you probably already have business cards. However, if you’re still in school and/or on the job hunt, then this post is for you…
There is nothing more suave than handing a new acquaintance a stylishly designed business card. They can be particularly useful at job fairs, conferences, [...]